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The community of Sierpc : memorial book (Sierpc, Poland)

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Call NumberRBSC MEM 943.8053 S57m
Sub-CollectionRare Books & Special Collections
Statement of ResponsibilityEnglish edition translation coordinated and edited by Sandra Krisch, Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky ; translated from the Yiddish by Jerrold Landau ; translated from the Hebrew by Alex Weingarten.
Creators & ContributorsKrisch, Sandra (editor)
Lipsky, Dorothy Kerzner (editor)
Landau, Jerrold (translator)
Weingarten, Alex (translator)
JewishGen, Inc. (contributor)
SummaryThere once was a Jewish community in the ancient Polish town of Sierpc. As hundreds of other Jewish communities in Poland, Jewish Sierpc is no more. On the eighth day of the Second World War, September 8, 1939, the Germans occupied Sierpc, burnt the synagogue, and remained until they were expelled by the Red Army in January 1945. Before the start of the Second World War and the Holocaust, Sierpc had a population of 10,051, more than 30% of which was Jewish... In the Sierpc Memorial Book, the Jewish community is vividly brought to life by the first-hand social, historical and political accounts by its former residents and by the numerous photographs. Publisher
  • Parties and institutions
  • Once upon a time
  • The Holocaust
Physical Description xi, 782 pages : portraits, maps ; 29 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the Yiddish by Jerrold Landau ; translated from the Hebrew by Alex Weingarten.
PublisherNew York : JewishGen
  • Original memorial book in Yiddish & Hebrew was edited by E. Talmi (Wloka) and published in Tel Aviv, 1959
  • "Translation of Kehilat Sierpc: sefer zikaron" Title page verso
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by the Yizkor Books In Print Project of JewishGen, Inc. thanks to grants from the Puffin Foundation and the Myrna and Shael Siegel Family